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G'Day From Tassie

Postby Dick Jane » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:12 pm

Hey all :greetings-waveyellow: :greetings-waveyellow:
Just getting into this game and have found this site a wealth of information......thanks.
I will be getting into doing a Molasses Rum for a start. Mainly going down this path as I am a big Bundy fan (Would love to find a recipe for Bundy Red :)) )


So far have got...
*A cheap Ebay Pot with a thumper.
*Hydrometer thingey :whistle:
*25L Bucket of Molasses.
*Raw Sugar.
*Am testing a 55w fish tank heater.
*Just ordered some EC-1118 Yeast.

Still Need...
*Settle on a recipe.
*A bucket for my wash.
*Clean and test my Still
*??????
*??????

Have probably missed a lot but am here to learn........so feel free to chip in 
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Sam. » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:27 pm

Welcome mate.

Not the most important thing but haven’t heard of too many using EC1118 for rum?
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby bluc » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:30 pm

I know of people who spent years trying to copy bundy, doesn't happen. What you will get is an awesome full flavoured rum. I recommend mcrum with or without gens it's a good drop. If you like fruity rum(rum and raisen) then ferment hot 35-40 and only pitch like a tablespoon yeast into 60l...both those things will create esters(flavours) :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby bluc » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:32 pm

Speaking of yeast I just switched to specialty rum yeast 493edv. , first lot finished last week. And I got a decent bump in hearts volume. Will know round christmas what taste is like..
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby dans.brew » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:50 pm

Welcome Dick Jane! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
You've come to the right place for great advice.
A pic of your still would be great.
One thing to watch with your molasses is that it is free of preservatives.
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby woodduck » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:59 pm

G'day mate and welcome aboard :greetings-waveyellow:
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Professor Green » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:06 am

Welcome to AD Dick Jane.

I reckon once you've tried your own rum from one of the tried and proven recipes, you'll never drink Bundy again.

You'll also need some small glass jars to collect your cuts in and something to age your product in.

Definitely post a picture of your still, cheap eBay stills make me nervous and a quick visual safety check wouldn't hurt.

Cheers,
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Dick Jane » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:49 am

Sam. wrote:Welcome mate.

Not the most important thing but haven’t heard of too many using EC1118 for rum?



Yer, wasn't sure what to use and got a bit of an information overload so just ordered it in the end :))
What would you recommend?
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Dick Jane » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:55 am

bluc wrote:Speaking of yeast I just switched to specialty rum yeast 493edv. , first lot finished last week. And I got a decent bump in hearts volume. Will know round christmas what taste is like..


Keen to see your results :)
bluc wrote:I know of people who spent years trying to copy bundy, doesn't happen. What you will get is an awesome full flavoured rum. I recommend mcrum with or without gens it's a good drop. If you like fruity rum(rum and raisen) then ferment hot 35-40 and only pitch like a tablespoon yeast into 60l...both those things will create esters(flavours) :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Can't wait to get started :teasing-tease:
dans.brew wrote:Welcome Dick Jane! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
You've come to the right place for great advice.
A pic of your still would be great.
One thing to watch with your molasses is that it is free of preservatives.


I will have to get on Tapatalk to post a pic as I'm a bit stupid when it comes to computer....ing :handgestures-thumbdown:

The Molasses is stockfeed grade.

Thanks for the welcome guys.
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby bluc » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:30 am

This forum dont do tapatalk :handgestures-thumbdown:
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Dick Jane » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:50 pm

bluc wrote:This forum dont do tapatalk :handgestures-thumbdown:





Thanks for the Heads up......saved me wasting time looking ;-)
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Dick Jane » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:00 pm

bluc wrote: I recommend mcrum with or without gens it's a good drop. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Is this what you are refering to as mcrum?

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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby bluc » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:57 pm

Yep the author mcstill is the founder of this site :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby scythe » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:01 pm

Thats the one.
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Dick Jane » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:01 am

bluc wrote:Yep the author mcstill is the founder of this site :handgestures-thumbupleft:

scythe wrote:Thats the one.


Thanks guys.
Will make a start on a batch :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Sam. » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:42 am

Dick Jane wrote:
Sam. wrote:Welcome mate.

Not the most important thing but haven’t heard of too many using EC1118 for rum?



Yer, wasn't sure what to use and got a bit of an information overload so just ordered it in the end :))
What would you recommend?


I’m not a big rum maker but many have had good success with good old bakers yeast.

Or you can go down the path of rum specific yeasts, you will find info with a quick search of the forum :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: G'Day From Tassie

Postby Dick Jane » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:08 pm

Sam. wrote:
Dick Jane wrote:
Sam. wrote:Welcome mate.

Not the most important thing but haven’t heard of too many using EC1118 for rum?



Yer, wasn't sure what to use and got a bit of an information overload so just ordered it in the end :))
What would you recommend?


I’m not a big rum maker but many have had good success with good old bakers yeast.

Or you can go down the path of rum specific yeasts, you will find info with a quick search of the forum :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Cheers mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:

My yeast still hasn't showed itself in the post yet so will put on a wash with bakers yeast this arvo :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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